Wow, last night’s emotional outpour lead to a plethora of supportive emails from friends. Thanks, guys!
I hope you don’t mind if I share. I think we can all appreciate the lessons and reminders.
“I think the main thing … is to leave yourself open to the possibilities.”
“Change is good, being in uncomfortable situations allows you to grow and being away from what you know opens doors for you to figure out what you want/need in yourself, your friends and in a relationship.”
“Don’t run away from something. It will be there when you come back. Have a clear conscious if you do it, so you can do it right”
“You will not get distance from your life. Life is with you. It is going to follow you. Wouldn’t that be nice if you could just punch out and take a little vacation from life? What you will escape is your environment. You would have the opportunity to refresh your life, not find distance from it.”
“I understand how you feel about giving and giving and giving yourself and having nothing left for you. We need to nip that in the bud. It isn’t going to be good for us in the long run and it is not so good for us now, either. We are jumping through all sorts of hoops to help everyone but ourselves.”
“There isn’t always a nice, neat resolution in life.”
There were a couple other conversations, but those happened on IM, so I don’t have quotes. But really, you guys, I’m so overwhelmed by your kindness. Thank you for your thoughts.